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Hellfire Caves

Man-made chalk caverns in West Wycombe
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Address : Church Lane 44, West Wycombe, United Kingdom     Google maps

The Hellfire Caves (also known as the West Wycombe Caves) are a network of man-made chalk and flint caverns which extend a quarter of a mile (500 metres) underground. They are situated above the village of West Wycombe, at the southern edge of the Chiltern Hills near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, Southeast England.

They were excavated between 1748 and 1752 for Francis Dashwood, 11th Baron le Despencer (2nd Baronet), founder of the Dilettanti Society and co-founder of the Hellfire Club, whose meetings were held in the caves.[1] The caves have been operating as a tourist attraction since 1951.

Information on opening times and entrance fees are given in the home page.

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It's enough to visit the entrance but if you go to the caves did you find them spooky?

Published :  14/10/2015 (d/m/y) 17:21

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